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Carson City

Kindermusik classes beginning soon

Kindermusik is offering three classes designed for parents and their children. Musical play activities include singing, movement, creative self-expression, instrument play and focused listening.

“God, My Family and Me” enables children to grow in the knowledge of God with songs, dance, and stories. This class begins at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for children ages 15 months-3 years.

“Family Music”, also for ages 15 months-3 years, is an opportunity for child and parent/grandparent to experience chanting, moving, dancing, listening and playing simple instruments. This class starts at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

A 45-minute class for ages 3-5 is titled “Cycle of Seasons”. Children and their caregivers come together to celebrate nature and growing independence. “Cycle of Seasons” begins at ll a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Monday classes are held at Maytan Music on Topsy Lane and begin Sept. 12. Wednesday classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 14 in the Brewery Arts Center basement. Each of these 12-week programs includes family materials which allow for continuation of music classes at home. Call Shirley Bierman 882-2507, or Liz Tetz 882-2870.

Dance night coming up at Comma Coffee

This is an invitation to share your dance from Brazil or Egypt or India or Hawaii at Comma Coffee on Sept. 16. Sign-ups for dancers are at 7 p.m. and performances at 8 p.m. Maximum performance time is 10 minutes.

All ages are welcome.

Contact Starr Nixdorf, 882-0372.

Douglas County

Footprint group speaker to talk about domestic violence

International Footprint Association, Carson Valley Chapter 72, will have its next meeting Sept. 15. The dinner meeting will be at Casino Fandango. Social hour will start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7.

Speaker for the program will be Domestic Violence Coordinator Connie Richardson.

For reservations call 783-9759, 267-4355 or 266-3435.

Reno

Weed experts meet to share research and chart course

About 200 weed managers and concerned Nevadans will be meeting Oct. 12-14, at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa in Reno as the Nevada Weed Management Association holds its 10th annual Conference. Experts from the Bureau of Land Management, Churchill County Planning Department, Douglas County Weed District, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension planned the conference. Many other experts from around the West, as well as volunteers, will join them, giving presentations and discussing Nevada’s weed issues.

Preceding the conference, on Oct. 11, weed mapping and pesticide applicator trainings will be held, 9 a.m.Ð5 p.m.

The weed-mapping workshop is free, but registration is required. The registration fee for the pesticide applicator training is $40. Continuing education credits are available for licensed applicators who attend the workshop and meeting.

When the conference begins, on Oct. 12, attendees will discuss specific issues and attend various presentations 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The annual Banquet Dinner and Awards will begin at 6:30 p.m., with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. On Oct. 13, more discussions and meetings will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The conference will conclude on Oct. 14, with a tour showing special considerations for controlling weeds in urban areas, 9 a.m. Ð noon.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Sue Donaldson, Jay Davison, Ed Smith and Claudene Wharton will be among those presenting at the conference.

The fee for conference registration is $150 if received by Sept. 30, and $200 if received after. For a complete agenda or information, call Sue Donaldson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 784-4848.

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